Nouns denoting natural phenomena

dent
an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
 
reflection
the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
 
vapor pressure
the pressure exerted by a vapor; often understood to mean saturated vapor pressure (the vapor pressure of a vapor in contact with its liquid form)
 
repulsive force
the force by which bodies repel one another
 
propagation
the movement of a wave through a medium
 
cyclone
a violent rotating windstorm
 
ion beam
a beam of ions moving in the same direction at the same speed
 
autofluorescence
self-induced fluorescence
 
monsoon
a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
 
position effect
(genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
 
facula
a bright spot on a planet
 
waterspout
a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist
 
sex linkage
an association between genes in sex chromosomes that makes some characteristics appear more frequently in one sex than in the other
 
influence
the effect of one thing (or person) on another
 
separation energy
the energy required to separate particles from a molecule or atom or nucleus; equals the mass defect
 
particle beam
a collimated flow of particles (atoms or electrons or molecules)
 
infrared spectrum
the spectrum of infrared radiation
 
interreflection
reciprocal reflection between two reflecting surfaces
 
downfall
the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
 
physical phenomenon
a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
 
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